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Maliek [Avatar]
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PowerDirector 18 was released today. This interview with David Morgan of CyberLink will give you insight into some of the new features.
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Quote PowerDirector 18 was released today. This interview with David Morgan of CyberLink will give you insight into some of the new features.


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Thanks, Maliek!

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Hi Maliek
I really enjoy your videos. Thanks for everything you do. I think the new update is great. The first thing I noticed was how quickly power director loaded. Almost instant. Cyberlink must have cleaned up some conflicts. Really like the new options for cameras. However, would love to have seen the Insta360 one x camera added so that we could edit footage without having to stitch. You can do this with Premiere Pro. Which leads me to a question. Does Cyberlink have plans to .insv files to Power Director?

Thank you in advance.

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One feature I was hoping for, that I don't see mentioned in the features list, is the ability to rotate a video by a point OTHER than the center, like the corner or even a point outside the bounds of the video. (If there's a way to do this that I'm not aware of, please let me know!)

I like the that audio scrubbing is finally here. Yay! Hmm... not sure if there are enough features added - that I personally would make use of - for me to upgrade. If they add the rotate thing (which I would think would be SUPER simple to add) I might go for it.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for new features added to the 365 option and might do that.

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Quote One feature I was hoping for, that I don't see mentioned in the features list, is the ability to rotate a video by a point OTHER than the center, like the corner or even a point outside the bounds of the video. (If there's a way to do this that I'm not aware of, please let me know!)

I'm having touble understanding the utility of this. Do you have a sample clip to give me a better idea of what you're looking to do?

You can easily do an off-axis rotation in two steps now.

In the Pip Designer, use keyframes to rotate the clip and then drag the desired location to the center (or the center to the desired location). which would give the effect of rotating the video around any off-center point in your finished vid. If you have an example, I might be able to come up with a different approach.

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I'm having touble understanding the utility of this. Do you have a sample clip to give me a better idea of what you're looking to do?

You can easily do an off-axis rotation in two steps now.

In the Pip Designer, use keyframes to rotate the clip and then drag the desired location to the center (or the center to the desired location). which would give the effect of rotating the video around any off-center point in your finished vid. If you have an example, I might be able to come up with a different approach.


This is how I do it currently, as the workaround you suggest, but it is more involved than you make it sound except for simple movements (due to the "shortest distance" logic that keyframing often uses, giving some very odd and unnatural 'tweening'). It seems like such a simple thing that should have been added ages ago (like audio scrubbing and the ability to choose top-down or bottom-up track priority, which are just now making their way into the program).

PowerDirector 365 is improved throughout the year, so if they add the arbitrary rotation feature at some point in the near future I will probably get it. In the meantime I'm fine with version 15.

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Quote Thanks, Maliek!


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